31 days in South Dakota Itinerary

31 days in South Dakota Itinerary

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31 days in South Dakota Itinerary

Start: Jackson
Fly + Taxi:  7​h
1
Custer
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Spearfish
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Wall
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Mitchell
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Sioux Falls
— 8 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Jackson

8
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Custer: Insideout (in Hill City), Wind Cave National Park (in Wind Cave National Park) and Mammoth Site of Hot Springs (in Hot Springs). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Wildlife Loop Road, admire all the interesting features of Needles Highway, trek along Presidential Trail, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Black Hills National Forest.

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Jackson to Custer is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jackson to Custer, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Jackson in August, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Custer: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Spearfish.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Keystone, Hill City, South Dakota, Crazy Horse, Bicycle Sculpture
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Wildlife Loop Road ©
Wildlife Loop Road
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake

5
nights
Spearfish

Spearfish ©
Spearfish is a city in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States. Spearfish is known for scenic drive, museums, nature, breweries & distilleries, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, engage your brain at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, go deep underground at Broken Boot Gold Mine, and stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Spearfish day trip planner .

You can drive from Custer to Spearfish in 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. August in Spearfish sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Wall.

Things to do in Spearfish

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Deadwood, Lead, Belle Fourche, Sturgis, Spearfish Falls
Highlights from your plan
Adams Museum ©
Adams Museum
Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway ©
Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway
Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery

5
nights
Wall

Wall ©
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wall: Murdo (South Dakota's Original 1880 Town & Pioneer Auto Museum) and Badlands National Park (Door Trail, Notch Trail, & more). There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Loop Road, take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, explore and take pictures at Yellow Mounds Overlook, and contemplate the long history of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Wall trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Spearfish to Wall in 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Spearfish to Wall. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Spearfish in August: highs in Wall hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mitchell.

Things to do in Wall

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Murdo, Philip, Badlands National Park
Highlights from your plan
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Wall Drug ©
Wall Drug
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall

4
nights
Mitchell

Mitchell ©
Mitchell is the county seat of Davison County, South Dakota, United States. Explore Mitchell's surroundings by going to Chamberlain (Dignity, Akta Lakota Museum, & more), South Dakota Tractor Museum (in Kimball) and De Smet (Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial, Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie, & more). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Corn Palace, look for gifts at Sweet Fix Candy & Pop Shop, steep yourself in history at Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, and make a trip to Valtiroty Shiloh's Tabernacle.

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Drive from Wall to Mitchell in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Wall to Mitchell is 1 hour. When traveling from Wall in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Mitchell, with highs around 82°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Mitchell

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

De Smet, Chamberlain, South Dakota Tractor Museum, Historic 1914 C&NW RR Depot Museum & Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Akta Lakota Museum ©
Akta Lakota Museum
Corn Palace ©
Corn Palace
Dignity ©
Dignity

8
nights
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Vermillion (Shrine to Music Museum, National Music Museum, & more), Brookings (SDSU Dairy Sales Bar, Children's Museum of South Dakota, & more) and Yankton (Meridian Highway Bridge, Fantle Memorial Park, & more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Falls Park, get your game on at Escapades Escape Rooms, look and learn at Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center, and pause for some photo ops at USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sioux Falls journey planner.

Drive from Mitchell to Sioux Falls in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Sioux Falls sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Brookings, Yankton, Vermillion, Porter Sculpture Park, Lake Vermillion Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Escapades Escape Rooms ©
Escapades Escape Rooms
Falls Park ©
Falls Park
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral

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